Marc Carter

 

Marc Carter grew up in Los Angeles listening to the sound of vintage Chevys and Fords being tweaked in his parents' garage. Five years ago he founded The Torque Report, the "go-to" destination for late and breaking news on the auto industry. When he's not obsessing over the newest electric car, he can be found hanging out with his pug, Baxter.

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Consumer Reports Gives the Tesla Model S its Highest Test Rating Ever

Consumer Reports Gives the Tesla Model S its Highest Test Rating Ever

Consumer Reports recently tried out the Tesla Model S electric car, and after all the testing was done, the magazine found that the Model S outscored every other car in their ratings. "It does

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With a 119 MPGe Rating, the 2014 Chevy Spark EV is the Most Efficient Electric Vehicle Available in the US

With a 119 MPGe Rating, the 2014 Chevy Spark EV is the Most Efficient Electric Vehicle Available in the US

General Motors has released the official EPA ratings for the 2014 Chevy Spark electric vehicle, which goes on sale this summer in California and Oregon. The 2014 Spark EV has a driving range of

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Toyota’s ME.WE Concept is an Electric Vehicle Without Any Excess

Toyota’s ME.WE Concept is an Electric Vehicle Without Any Excess

Toyota just unveiled the new ME.WE electric concept, which is a pick-up, convertible, off-roader and small city car in one. Toyota says that the ME.WE is simpler, more appropriate and more

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Hyundai Unveils Flying Electric Car for Congested Cities

Hyundai Unveils Flying Electric Car for Congested Cities

Hyundai just unveiled a series of new concepts for single-person vehicles that can navigate heavily congested cities - including a multi-rotor flying car! The next-gen vehicle is propelled by

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GreenTech Automotive and JAC Motors Partner Up to Build a US-Made Electric Sedan

GreenTech Automotive and JAC Motors Partner Up to Build a US-Made Electric Sedan

GreenTech Automotive, manufacturer of the electric MyCar, and Chinese automaker JAC Motors have announced a new partnership that will include the development of a five-passenger electric

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Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid Concept Previews VW’s Future in Shanghai

Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid Concept Previews VW’s Future in Shanghai

Volkswagen has unveiled its newest concept, the CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid, which will debut this week at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. According to Volkswagen, the CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid concept

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Fiat’s 2013 500e Electric Car to Launch in California for as Low as $20,500 After Tax Credits

Fiat’s 2013 500e Electric Car to Launch in California for as Low as $20,500 After Tax Credits

Fiat just announced that its 2013 500e electric car will start at $32,500 before available tax incentives. Starting this summer, California residents can purchase the 500e for as low as $20,500

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Boosted Boards Unveils the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

Boosted Boards Unveils the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

Boosted Boards just unveiled a new electric skateboard that it claims is "the world's lightest electric vehicle." While the electric skateboard won't be going head to head with one of Tesla's

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Aston Martin to Race World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Rapide S at the Nürburgring

Aston Martin to Race World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Rapide S at the Nürburgring

Aston Martin has unveiled a new hydrogen-powered Rapide S, which is based on Aston Martin’s four-door, four-seat sports car. The hydrogen Rapide S was developed in partnership with hydrogen

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Renault Taps Ross Lovegrove to Design Twin’Z Electric Concept Car

Renault Taps Ross Lovegrove to Design Twin’Z Electric Concept Car

Renault and British designer Ross Lovegrove just took the wraps off the Renault Twin'Z electric concept car. The Twin'Z is an all-electric city car with rear-wheel drive, a 100 mile range and a

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SP:01: Detroit Electric Unveils the World’s Fastest Pure-Electric Production Car

SP:01: Detroit Electric Unveils the World’s Fastest Pure-Electric Production Car

Detroit Electric's roots date back to the early 1900's, but today many of us probably do not recognize the name. Well, that's all about to change - as the company just unveiled plans to launch

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2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Debuts as Porsche’s First Plug-In Hybrid

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Debuts as Porsche’s First Plug-In Hybrid

Porsche just unveiled its first ever plug-in vehicle - the 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid! The new hybrid vehicle builds upon the Panamera S hybrid, but adds a more powerful electric motor with a

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2013 Nissan Leaf Shatters Sales Records in March With 2,236 Units Sold

2013 Nissan Leaf Shatters Sales Records in March With 2,236 Units Sold

Last month was a great month for the 2013 Nissan Leaf with 2,236 units sold, making it the best month ever the for electric vehicle. For the 2013 model year Nissan updated the Leaf and even

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Mercedes-Benz Debuts 2014 B-Class Electric Drive at the New York Auto Show!

Mercedes-Benz Debuts 2014 B-Class Electric Drive at the New York Auto Show!

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is based on the B-Class MPV and it will be launched first in the USA at the beginning of 2014. The vehicle is the first luxury electric car from

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BMW Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Active Tourer Concept at the 2013 New York Auto Show

BMW Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Active Tourer Concept at the 2013 New York Auto Show

The Concept Active Tourer, which originally debuted at the Paris Motor Show last fall, provides a glimpse of a future compact BMW plug-in hybrid. The small three-cylinder engine sends its power

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BMW Hopes to Cure Range Anxiety With Gas-Powered Rental Cars for EV Buyers

BMW Hopes to Cure Range Anxiety With Gas-Powered Rental Cars for EV Buyers

Range anxiety is often cited as one of the primary hesitations that consumers have when looking to purchase an electric car. While it will be a while until the infrastructure is in place to

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Volkswagen Unveils its First Electric Vehicle – the e-up!

Volkswagen Unveils its First Electric Vehicle – the e-up!

Volkswagen just took the wraps off its first ever production electric vehicle - the e-up! Unveiled today at the Annual Press and Investors Conference in Wolfsburg, the four-seater e-up! is

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Fisker Automotive Founder Henrik Fisker Resigns Over ‘Major Disagreements’ with Business Strategy

Fisker Automotive Founder Henrik Fisker Resigns Over ‘Major Disagreements’ with Business Strategy

Here's a bit of surprising news: Fisker Automotive's founding partner and executive chairman Henrik Fisker has resigned. Fisker Automotive has confirmed his resignation, but with very little

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Subaru Viziv Hybrid Crossover Concept Takes the Stage at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Subaru Viziv Hybrid Crossover Concept Takes the Stage at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Subaru is giving the world a glimpse at its future with the debut of the Subaru Viziv hybrid crossover concept. The Viziv is set to debut this week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show with a sporty

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LaFerrari: Ferrari’s First Ever Hybrid Model Debuts at Geneva Motor Show

LaFerrari: Ferrari’s First Ever Hybrid Model Debuts at Geneva Motor Show

Hybrid cars continue to get sexier! Meet the Ferrari LaFerrari hybrid supercar that was unveiled today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The LaFerrari is Ferrari's successor to the Enzo, and it

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i-ROAD: Toyota Unveils Three-Wheeled All-Electric Vehicle Ahead of Geneva Motor Show

i-ROAD: Toyota Unveils Three-Wheeled All-Electric Vehicle Ahead of Geneva Motor Show

Toyota just unveiled its new i-ROAD concept - an all-electric three-wheeled trike that is set to debut this week at the Geneva Motor Show. Toyota says that the two-seater i-ROAD is the perfect

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Land Rover Gives the Classic Defender an Electric Motor for the Geneva Auto Show

Land Rover Gives the Classic Defender an Electric Motor for the Geneva Auto Show

The Land Rover Defender is a classic vehicle that is known all over the world for its off-road capabilities — and Land Rover just announced that it is hard at work on an electric-hybrid

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Hyundai Unveils the World’s First Production Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle!

Hyundai Unveils the World’s First Production Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle!

Hyundai just became the world’s first automaker to begin assembly-line production of a zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered vehicle. The first Hyundai ix35 fuel cell vehicle rolled off Hyundai's

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McLaren’s P1 Hybrid Supercar Will Blow You Away – Starting With Its $1.31 Million Price Tag

McLaren’s P1 Hybrid Supercar Will Blow You Away – Starting With Its $1.31 Million Price Tag

McLaren Automotive just released the performance specs for its P1 hybrid supercar, which is set to debut next week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. With 903 horsepower on tap from its hybrid

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Forze Unveils Next-Gen Forze VI Hydrogen-Powered Race Car

Forze Unveils Next-Gen Forze VI Hydrogen-Powered Race Car

Forze just unveiled its new Forze VI race car, which is a follow up to the world's first hydrogen-powered race car. The Forze VI is the result of five years of development and it represents a

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Volkswagen Confirms Production Plans For the 261 MPG XL1 Plug-in Hybrid!

Volkswagen Confirms Production Plans For the 261 MPG XL1 Plug-in Hybrid!

Volkswagen just confirmed plans to produce its XL1 plug-in hybrid - which gets an astounding 261 miles per gallon! When it is officially unveiled at the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show the XL1

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Audi A3 e-tron Plug-in Hybrid Travels Up to 31 Miles in EV Mode

Audi A3 e-tron Plug-in Hybrid Travels Up to 31 Miles in EV Mode

Audi is bringing a new plug-in hybrid version of the A3 hatchback to this year's Geneva Motor Show, the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid. The show is still a few weeks away, but Audi has released the

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Honda and SolarCity Team Up to Provide Affordable Solar Power

Honda and SolarCity Team Up to Provide Affordable Solar Power

Honda and SolarCity has announced a new $65 million partnership to make solar power more affordable and available to Honda and Acura customers in the U.S. The partnership seeks to provide a

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McLaren to Unveil 903 Horsepower P1 Hybrid Supercar at the Geneva Motor Show

McLaren to Unveil 903 Horsepower P1 Hybrid Supercar at the Geneva Motor Show

McLaren Automotive is set to officially unveil its newest hybrid supercar, the McLaren P1 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next month. Although we are still a few weeks away from the show, McLaren

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Rinspeed’s microMAX Electric Vehicle Combines Personal and Public Transportation

Rinspeed’s microMAX Electric Vehicle Combines Personal and Public Transportation

Rinspeed just unveiled its new microMAX electric vehicle ahead of its debut next month at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The unique commuter vehicle concept merges personal and public

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